Official Synopsis for Rambo 5 (And What It’s Based On)

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rambo 5 sylvester stallone Official Synopsis for Rambo 5 (And What Its Based On)

For our next installment of ‘Rambo 5 Week’ – this is the fourth update on the project in the last 8 days – we have for you the (crazy) official synopsis for Rambo V: The Savage Hunt.

Here’s the story so far: Last Monday we reported that Rambo 5 was given the green light and it would start production in the spring. The story would apparently follow John along the U.S.-Mexico border as he annihilates drug lords in an attempt to rescue a kidnapped daughter.

A few days later, Harry at Ain’t It Cool News spoke with Rambo himself, Sylvester Stallone, and found out that what we heard about the story wasn’t accurate. The fifth installment would instead follow the aging warrior in the Pacific Midwest, back where he originated, where he’d lead a black ops team to take down some sort of supersoldier(s) born out of a failed experiment in a secret military lab in the area.

It doesn’t stop there though; we quickly heard from a Stallone voicemail shortly thereafter that the movie wasn’t so much sci-fi as was reported and the comparisons to the Universal Soldier movies were completely off. It seemed many had misinterpreted what was said originally.

Instead, Stallone revealed that the film would follow him against a beast of man who’d completely lost control and escaped the facility. He’d be primitive in a sense but he’d have the capability to survive rivaled only by that of John Rambo. This military installation was instead working on people starting from when they were kids to unleash the savageness inside of them, turning them into intelligent and fearless warriors.

So, what we’ve heard about Rambo 5 has gone back and forth along with the reaction of readers. The latest news of the movie following Rambo hunting his equal sounded pretty cool and was a more believable plot thread than the supersoldier idea.

Now comes more news from Ain’t It Cool News that what we heard previous wasn’t too far off. The following synopsis was sent to Harry:

rambo 5 synopsis the savage hunt Official Synopsis for Rambo 5 (And What Its Based On)

Reading this, I’m surprised at this sentence: “a TEAM of highly skilled SPECIAL FORCES KILL TEAM” – what does that mean? And the idea of Rambo having a young hunting partner named “Beau” is unusual as well.

Continue reading about the Official Rambo V Synopsis for an image of the possible monster and the novel the movie is based on!

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  1. Rambo wouldnt be able to fight this thing alone.

    its a teenage mutant ninja wolf version of him, for that to be enjoyable you have to make him a serious underdog with some crazy way to kill the thing in the end. A la terminator 2.

  2. This can’t actually be real…Can it?

  3. Why don’t they just make “Rambo vs. Wolverine” and get it over with? Can’t get the rights? Then “Rambo vs. Hugh Jackman” (the audience will understand).

    Did someone already post that? I didn’t read all the comments :)

  4. ok – somebody did make that joke (late to the game again).

    Nuke the fridge? I thought that was ‘something really unbelievable’, not ‘running out of ideas’. This is more like Indiana Jones vs. the Space Aliens. ohh, wait….

  5. Oh please please please let this be a joke.

    The Rambo movies have always dealt with real-life conflicts in sometimes cartoonish ways, but real-life conflicts nonetheless. This synopsis is a horrible deviation from that tried-and-true formula.

    I don’t care if they make a movie about Mexican druglords or the Taliban or whatever real-world war catches Stallone’s fancy. If they do this half-baked Wolverine knock-off it will mean the end of the franchise.

  6. On the other hand, rereading the synopsis, it looks like they may be going for a commentary on the human capacity for violence and war in general. If so, there may be some meat here. Still, I’d rather see it tied to a real-life situation.

  7. As long as there’s no Sesame Street characters,,, I’ll consider it,,,

    Don’t fail us Sly,,,!!!

  8. Well just like my posting in the other thread regarding this movie, the above confirms it 100%

    It IS Stallone recycling his dormant HUNTER project based on the book by Huggins to use with John Rambo as I figured


    what was a horrible book is sure to make a horrible movie……..

  9. OH GOD NO!

  10. i wholeheartedly agree with darkpassenger

  11. Looks pretty good to me. Wasn’t an incredibly written book but really kept you reading, very exciting. Think they should have actually made Hunter a movie but if anyone read the book the battle scenes are absolutely epic. Should be great on the big screen.